Last year was a very big one (for me too). I recall (then) wondering more about how you spent your time there……nice to have time to reflect….forced or otherwise ;-)
I knew straight away this was Levens as we have been several time and our caravan is five minutes away. Hard to believe where the time goes, it's nearly a year since my 60th. Can somebody stop the clock for a bit please Lynn x
topiary is one of those quirky ways gardeners impose form & fantasy on trees and shrubs, done with great care and love it is quite sculptural in many ways however I don't connect with this formal restriction of Mother Nature relating to the feminine, I work as a gardener and try to keep a sense of wildness by loosening up hedges and prefer to enhance the natural order of each plant with a little bit of directional pruning for balance. PS I love formal mazes, labyrinths & knot gardens but do not enjoy the restrictive process involved in maintaining them
Lovely photos. Living sculptures.
Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx